The Jar

The JAR play traditional and contemporary folk music with a modern edge. Songs merge into tunes; airs take off into jigs and reels, and always an irresistible energy, driving the music along and lifting the spirits of any company.

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Karen Law Band

The Karen Law Band play uplifting, heartfelt modern folk songs with a mixture of guitars, bass, trumpet and soaring vocal harmonies. Bringing to life songs from Karen’s 30-year songwriting career, the band blends passion with poignancy to create an upbeat and engaging live show.

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Luan Baldwin

Luan is a home-grown singer, songwriter and guitarist who specialises in songs of life, love and tales of the sea. He prides himself on his unique style and use of various musical genres to tell his stories. Luan met Paul, a seasoned percussionist, when they joined Queensland Fisheries together in 2004. They have been working, […]

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Angela Toohey Trio

Angela believes in the power of music to be a catalyst for change, to inspire a more compassionate and equitable world. Drawing on her unique life journey, she pens exquisitely emotive ballads and soaring anthems, rich with imagery and stories of love, loss, growth, and occasional howling. With a renowned 20+ year career in musical […]

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Jody + Innes

Jody and Innes are a new bluegrass and Americana duo from Brisbane. Innes Campbell (guitar, mandolin, banjo) has an impressive bluegrass pedigree, with one National Bluegrass Guitar Championship (Tamworth), session work, and countless bands as well as solo. With Jody Bell (mandolin, vocals) the is recording their debut CD and if you’re lucky they might […]

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Round Mountain Girls

From humble beginnings in a shed atop an isolated outcrop, the phenomenon of Round Mountain Girls has etched itself into the” strange but true” annals of Australian musicology. Five like-minded souls were brought together for pure gratification, by playing the kind of music they adore – and they carry this attitude into every performance. It’s […]

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Martin Pearson

The world’s funniest male, long-haired, Victorian, piscean folk singer, Martin is a very funny satirical performer. He has been amusing, even thrilling audiences around the globe for ages now, and if you haven’t seen him live – you’re missing out.  Martin has an ability to take current events and observations of everyday life, and turn […]

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Mat Brooker

Mat Brooker unleashes exciting nuevo flamenco guitar music with lightning speed, warm engaging audience rapport and fearless improvisation. Armed with only a Spanish guitar and stompbox he will transport you around the world for a global party and some universal soulful connection. Mat presents original material from his two current albums in a powerfully focussed […]

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RedCrow

Crushed velvet and broken glass, cigar smoke and a gathering storm. RedCrow is a band of contrary themes. Dark, sultry, humid alt-country tunes share a whisky with velvety swathes of Americana and ambient soundscapes. RedCrow’s debut album ‘Burning North Sky’ was recorded in Brisbane, mastered in Los Angeles and is a contemporary blend of roots, […]

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Rebecca Wright & Donald McKay

Their music has been likened to that of a good Scotch whisky: delightfully smooth, full of character and highly addictive. Through songs of highlanders, convicts, sailors, love’s lessons and chocolate cake, Australian songstress Rebecca Wright and Scots sangster Donald McKay explore the age-old experience of making a new life in a new land. Together they […]

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Swing Dynamique

Swing Dynamique features the interplay of guitarist Ewan MacKenzie, violinist Jan Van Dijk and clarinetist Dan Cosgrove in a dynamic display of virtuosity in the Jazz Manouche style. Inspired by Django Reinhardt and Stephan Grapelli, they have crafted a repertoire of intricate and exciting self-penned tunes interspersed with classics of the genre. They are joined […]

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The Mighty Kind

Aussie wanderer, Ash Constance has spent most of her musical career travelling about the globe, writing her own stories into songs that reminisce about life on the road and tell tales of love and love lost. This well travelled troubadour performs her original folk/ alt. country and bluegrass tunes as The Mighty Kind. Captivating listeners […]

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Daylight Moon

Daylight Moon perform stripped-back and open-hearted arrangements of classics from folk, gospel, jazz and pop genres, along with Ross Clark’s originals, interspersed with an occasional a-capella song from Helena, or a finger-picked invention from Ross. They’ll be performing songs from their June 2016 album, “Song et Lumiere”, as well as material from their debut album […]

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Megan Cooper

Megan Cooper’s music stands firmly with one foot in Americana with the other dipping her toes in folk, vintage country and bluesy roots. With addictive melodies and extraordinary tales of common hearts, Cooper’s been earning praise since the release of her critically acclaimed debut album, Ghosts, Choirs & Kings in 2013. Songwriting awards and industry […]

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The Delphics

Combining ethereal vocals and relentless multi-instrumentalist energy, The Delphics deliver traditional tunes-based balladry with a tight-paced intensity; creating songs that are in turn foot-stompingly rhythmic and sweetly transcendent.  From pirates and petticoats to beggars and booze-bolters, The Delphics conjure echoes of the past in a timeless, melodic style.

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Bill Jacobi

As a solo artist, singer songwriter Bill Jacobi has embraced the role of one-man band. Using foot percussion, lap slide, open tuned guitar and banjo, Bill has developed his own take on the roots, folk and alt country genres. Laden with a down to earth honesty and a healthy sense of humour, his songs are […]

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STASH (Steve Tyson & Dave “Mash” Parnell)

For two decades, Steve Tyson and Dave “Mash” Parnell have played side by side in one of the country’s most traveled bands Rough Red. In the last few years, Steve released two acclaimed solo albums of eclectic folk songs, with themes of war, love, murder and redemption resonating strongly with critics who gave both records […]

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Alex Crook

Alex Crook along with his sister Rebecca have been relentlessly playing across the south-east coast for the last three years. In the short amount of time on the scene they have been included in some of the country’s biggest music festivals and made their mark on iconic venues throughout the state. They have been working […]

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Drugstore Dixie

‘Drugstore Dixie’ is the new project from seasoned and celebrated musicians Nadia Sunde and Ben Amor. Drawing inspiration from the musical stylings of artists like Tedeschi Trucks, Patty Griffin, Ray Lamontagne, Ruthie Foster, Joan Osborne and classic greats like ‘The Band’ and Tony Joe White, Nadia & Ben perform selected covers and originals featuring guitars, […]

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Mark Cryle & Carmel Newman

Celtic music with an Australian accent for the head, the heart … and the feet. Since his work in seminal Australian band Spot the Dog, Mark Cryle (guitar & vocals) has been acclaimed by music journalists as one of Australia’s leading songwriters. A consummate live performer, the sublime musicianship of Carmel Newman (fiddle & vocals) […]

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The Famous Jimmies

Real traditional Irish music with songs in Irish (Gaeilge), uilleann pipes, mandolin, bouzouki, fiddle, whistles, flutes – and plenty of craic – blended with African, jazz and other rhythms for a rollicking good time. We guarantee you won’t be able to stop your feet from wanting to dance.

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Sue Wighton (with Rebecca Wright)

Sue Wighton is a respected singer/ songwriter and has performed everything from jazz to classical to folk. Sue’s approach to songs is honest, unpredictable, sometimes irreverent but always engaging. On stage, Sue’s unique blend of wit and warmth, delivered with humour, style and vocal beauty captures the hearts and minds of her audience. Rebecca Wright […]

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Uncle Bob’s Jug Band

One of Australia’s favourite Variety Bands with 5 diverse and very talented musicians, spanning decades of experience in the music industry, bringing it all together with laughter and spontaneity. Enjoyment is guaranteed for all who see them perform. With instruments such as tea chest bass, mandolin, washboards, lead guitar, harmonica, rhythm guitar, kazoo, dobro and […]

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Pat Tierney

Pat Tierney’s music nestles somewhere between the inspiring sounds of Bob Dylan, Neil Young and Bob Marley. A hint of folk and blues with a splash of reggae roots intertwined with soulful lap – slide guitar and sweet melodies. The recent release of Pat’s debut album ‘Wild World Blues’ in June of last year has seen a hugely […]

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The Strangest Dreamers

Mix the flavours of folk, a blast blues, a goulash of gospel, a flash of funk and the jam in jazz. Stir in Jim Dowling’s and Pat Craigie’s original songs and you’ll be cooking with The Strangest Dreamers. The Strangest Dreamers are inspired by the concept of world peace expressed in Ed Mcurdy’s song “Last […]

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Mark Davidson

Mark Davidson is a Brisbane singer-songwriter who follows the tradition of story-telling. One reviewer said he has a, “warm narrative style, crisp delivery and gentle lyrics exploring strong universal themes. Themes of family, humanity with all its flair and flaws and the unifying power of music”. (Joy Duncan). You’ll get, a little Blues, a wisp […]

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Mister Chuck & Missy Chrissy

Mister CHUCK and Missy CHRISSY are the singer songwriters of STOCKADE Band from Brisbane, playing a unique blend of acoustic roots and blues, with hints of gospel and country swing. Their ‘quintessential Aussie’ songs with guitar, mandolin, accordion, slide & wailing blues harp, always leave you with that “wow – glad I came feeling”. They […]

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The Wilson Pickers

The Wilson Pickers are an Australian ensemble with an impeccable pedigree. Comprised of four of Australia’s finest singer/songwriters  and one of its most highly sought after multi-instrumentalists  they perform original folk and country tunes utilising bluegrass instrumentation and superb five part vocal harmonies. The group has an obvious kinship and desire to have a good […]

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Asa Broomhall

Supercharged guitar, soaring voice, vamping harmonica and evoking lyrics, that’s Asa Broomhall His show has enchanted audiences all over Oz, the UK and North America. Countless tours with renowned artists and five self-produced releases under his belt, Asa is one of Australia’s finest Independent acts.

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Mark Ziza

With a style which has been described as “off the mainstream altogether”, Mark plays original music and covers from Delta Blues sounds to the quirks of a Tom Waits swing tune. Mark has found his own voice and has an unusual vocabulary of guitar techniques lurking at the fingertips. While many of his songs reflect […]

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Mark Cryle & Carmel Newman

Since his work in seminal Australian band Spot the Dog, Mark Cryle has been acclaimed by music journalists as one of Australia’s leading songwriters. Carmel Newman has played classical violin since she was three. A consummate live performer, Carmel’s sublime fiddle playing & voice complements this act superbly. Whether playing Mark’s original songs, traditional songs […]

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The Hydrangeas

At last! The triumphant return of the Hydrangeas to the campbeds of Neurum Creek, these high-haired harlots are back, dishing out some good old country advice. Everybody’s favourite glamorous girls, they sing, they dance and they come with a language warning.

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Wayward Angels

Wayward Angels are a four piece band who has been taking their style of bluegrass with sweet harmonies to South-East Queensland audiences since 2013. Their individual vocal strengths combine in bluegrass, old-timey and alt-country covers and originals.

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Mat Brooker

Soulful gypsy flamenco guitar music comes pouring out of Mat Brooker’s hands.  Armed with only a guitar & stompbox, Mat’s expressive style led him to be described as “the Jimi Hendrix of Spanish guitar”. Mat has embraced a world fusion style with his nylon string guitar playing, drawing strong influence from the passion & excitement […]

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The Floyd Family Breakdown

With a shot of country, a dash of bluegrass, and a swizzle of western swing, The Floyd Family Breakdown delve into the country music heartland to dish up a hearty jambalaya of good ol’ country music. The Floyds have been working those floorboards to develop their own sound with original songs, and also give a refreshing take […]

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Fettler’s Yard

Fettlers’ Yard is all about an uncomplicated, transparent acoustic sound from guitar, violin, accordion and voice that’s interesting listening and easy on the ear. They borrow thoughtful music from the best in international contemporary folk that features lyrical story-telling and playing, as well as their our own material. Some songs you may recognise, others are reminiscent […]

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Whiskey Remorse

Whiskey Remorse plays independent mainstream folk pop alt-country – a progressive and eclectic mix of modern, traditional, original, and re-envisioned songs and tunes. They place no limit on genre in the belief that a good song is a good song. An inescapably folk sound flows from their fingers in their desire to create a polished […]

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Dog Watch

Dog Watch is a family affair. Keen seafarers and dedicated wordsmiths who honour the traditions of story-telling, Dog Watch mostly sing about the sea. Their songs canvass genres from folk to blues to (almost) country, encompassing ballads and anthems, shanties and love songs. Between them the band members play far too many instruments, but do […]

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Michele Govan and Ryk Rostron

Countless mispent hours playing together from bleary bars to backyard beers amount to something. It’s all folk music when played by these friends: Ryk’s originals, folky covers both famous and obscure, and favourite tunes fancy and fine. After a character building eon with The Rogues, Ryk went on to dillydally with the likes of the […]

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